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June 28, 2017

Colchester Motor Vehicle Tax Bills to be delayed

The Town of Colchester will delay issuing Motor Vehicle Tax Bills due to the uncertainty concerning possible legislation that could result in a change to the uniform state-side Motor Vehicle Mill Rate.

As soon as information about the Motor Vehicle Tax Bills is available it will be noticed in the papers, posted on the Town of Colchester’s Website www.colchesterct.gov  and also by calling the Tax Office 860.537.7210.  As mandated by Connecticut General Statutes 12-146, you will have 1 month grace period from the established due date to pay the bill without penalty.

Bills for real estate and personal property will go out on time, according to Wyatt.

“The 2016 Grand List bills for real estate and personal property will be due July 1, 2017 and delinquent after August 1, 2017.  Those bills will be mailed by June 30, 2017,” according to Wyatt.  “Once the State budget has been finalized, the Town will proceed with setting a due date for the motor vehicle bills and then they will be mailed.”

Questions concerning tax payments should be directed to the Tax Office, (860) 537-7210.

Michele Wyatt, CCMC
Tax Collector~

This year we will be sending out one bill for real estate with 2 installment vouchers.  Please submit one in July with payment and one in January.  You will not receive a second bill.




Delinquent motor vehicle taxes are reported to DMV on a regular basis.  DMV requires all town motor vehicle taxes be paid and up to date prior to registering any vehicle.   Methods of payment are: cash, money order, bank check or personal check.  However, If paid with a personal check a release will not be issued for 10 days.



Press releases and updates will continue to be published in the Colchester Bulletin and the Rivereast News Bulletin




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